Well thanks for everyone replies, It took me a day to simply take in what you all said as I was expecting a tough reaction. But you all seem to provide and ask some good questions / answers.
Starting from the top, ill answer the remaining questions and helpfully you can answer some more of mine : Jungledoc -
Indeed it is crazy, much like myself. My reasons for doing the course was for my own knowledge on our bodies and how to train myself. I have no intention of teaching at this stage because it is obvious if one does not have results for themselves, you cannot expect to teach others. So let us leave that on the side for now.
--The important exercises you list are bench and squat. Rows come in close. There's no vertical pulling or pushing. I'd add press and chin ups. In addition, deadlift as well.
I’m quiet surprised you added those, I thought it couldn’t be done for me. Especially since I have my own injuries and postural issues too.
--I'd recommend 5x5 or ramping to 3x5 for your reps. Foundation.
Just so I understand what your saying 5reps / 5sets right >? And if I plan on doing strength I presume the weight would have to be heavy enough for me to lift and do those reps/ sets ?
Did you ever consider doing a published, well-established routine, like Starting Strength or StrongLifts? I know it sounds like more fun to write your own program, but you're a beginner at it. Why not take advantage of the knowledge of people who have both formal education and years of experience at training beginners like you?
Absolutely, I think I will seeing the reaction I got on this forum, It’s been tough learning online to be honest and the time I spent talking to my friend in training who used to be a P.T I learnt a bit about myself and where I was at, and that’s nowhere. All the time I spent studying, I thought I would be heading in the right direction, however I sensed since during our conversation there is a fv(k load that needs to be learnt and done. In addition, I felt the information I learnt was small and tiny, compared to what has yet to be learned. And that was my experience talking to someone, imagine what I could gain with a mentor..
My initial reason for doing this was to learn for myself while I do my martial arts and yoga for a bit. I planned on actually learning yoga and teaching that while I do my personal training and gym. ( To be really honest, I only wanted a program what would compliment what I was doing and make me stronger so I dont have all these random postural issues. )
I have just looked up what stronglifts are and I’m surprised at what I’m looking at. Here is one example I found of it. Sounds too good to be true if that’s all it is..Steward
Rollouts are using that single wheel right >?
--Heavy lifting will fix most of those postural problems, especially deadlifts and heavy rowing. They're actually pretty common in weak people who don't train properly. Edit, I know that's redundant. If they train properly, they wouldn't be weak.
So I should just incorporate those 2 workouts into my program ? What weight should I start out with ?Dub
In relation to my injuries I didn’t get them all at once..It was progressive starting with the lower back. I was training regularly in my martial arts and it did not involve crazy kicks or stuff, there was a base workout that had to be done followed by some technique. The rest of the other things started coming when I worked too much, did not take care of myself and stoped training. The worst thing you can do to yourself. Therefore, it all piled on top with losing motivation in training and some life problems.
Once I do get underway, I will take your advice and not train on a rest day. I would hate to go backwards and injury myself.
To answer your question about my studies it takes about 2 years to complete or sooner they say. I took it part time because I needed the convenience and time to study at my own pace which worked out ok, but studying from home is really challenging not only because there are distractions but I’m studying something practical and it doesn’t help when I’m not actually doing it as much as I should be. Having said that, I cannot say my training is very deep but I am progressively learning and still need a fair way to go to actually understand what I’ve been studying.
I am well aware where I am at, and what needs to be done, just doing what is right and understanding the information is tough for me, especially when I could really use a mentor or coach or something. I was thinking of actually getting a P.T for myself to give me a start in my own training then I could use that to help push me along.
My course was won in a fitness expo, I applied for six different colleges and what do you know, I won, it’s worth about $2,700. I am certainly not interested in being a random Personal Trainer because it does no benefit for others or me. In my own heart, I want to know and do all that I can, so I have something solid to share with others.
As for training people, could do it, if I wanted to, but there would be many gaps in my training and it would be simple textbook stuff and very limited. As you saw with my program. I went endurance instead of strength foundation, which is what I needed. No, I will not feel confident unless I have achieved my results for myself and learnt a TON through my own experience. Hope that puts you at ease. I certainly have a long way to go and I was hoping on doing something with this when I finished. So much for that.
Since I am far from being a personal trainer, is there a mentor or anything on here that would be willing to get me a program based on what I have provided? OR should I instead just get a personal trainer for myself. For some reason I would prefer a little help as doing it myself does not seem like ill get a good start, a little push would be nice.